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Retro sunglasses: Good for the soul
Look, the human eye hasn’t changed much over the last couple thousand years. On average, human eyesight is actually getting worse, hence the need to protect your eyes(ight) in style. Luckily, us earthlings are pretty close to closing the Ozone layer, and we’ve got styles that fit all head shapes and sizes—with inspiration from the past and materials for the present.
All Sunski shades have full UV protection, unlike some truly retro sunglasses lying around. They all feature SuperLight frames made from 100% recycled plastic too. So hark back to the days of great eyewear fashion without guilt with some of our most iconic styles: the Gondola and the Volante. Both styles feature clear frame sunglasses for a contemporary interpretation and removable side shields for maximum coverage on the streets and the slopes. If you’re looking for a more opaque design, check out the Chalet, it’s like polarized aviator sunglasses with a vintage 1970s flare. Pro tip: the Chalet also has lanyard loop holes for those head-turning disco dance parties.
💃🕺 For the guys and gals looking for a retro statement piece, the Olema features a unique double bridge design inspired by vintage clip-on sunglasses (and James Dean). Don’t get these if you’re annoyed by compliments, though.
Retro round sunglasses
One of our best-selling styles of all time is retro-inspired: the Dipsea. They flew off the warehouse shelves so fast, we made a matching Mini Dipsea for the stylish ‘rents out there (and the cool kids who wanted them). They’ve got a round, rotated frame that’s all the rage, and come in every possible frame and lens option. If you’re really looking to make a Thursday Throwback statement though, the Makani feature brightly colored frames and mirrored lenses—perfect for summer festivals looks and checkin’ out the other dancers, while showing you’re hip and care about good ol’ Mother Earth.
Retro half frame sunglasses
Half frame sunglasses, or browline sunglasses, are as retro as they get. Since their original conception in the late 40s, they’ve wavered in and out of style up until the 2000s, when they came back in full force thanks to the resurgence of classic menswear fashion and shows like Mad Men. We’ve got a single style that fits this bill and then some: the Avila. Its unisex silhouette looks swell on both guys and gals, and its medium-sized frame with moderate coverage works well for small to medium sized faces especially—a great lightweight everyday style for a sophisticated look. The unique monobrowline design reinvents the classic with another additional twist: SuperLight frames made from 100% recycled plastic. Grandpa (and Malcolm X) would be proud.
If these styles are a little too far out for you, our wayfarer sunglasses and polarized aviator sunglasses are great alternates. We took those classics and upgraded them with the rest of our line, backed by a lifetime warranty and shipped without any plastic. Did we mention we’ll also be fully carbon neutral by 2020? Save some bucks, and the environment. Plus, if you really can’t decide, order two or more. They’ll ship free (and you can always gift ‘em).